Calvin Carter Clay was born on June 23, 1973 in Mobile, Alabama. In 1991, he graduated from St. Paul’s High School in Mobile. Carter went to college at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. He attended on an athletic and academic scholarship. When he was in senior year, Carter was a member of The Citadel Honor Court and a recipient of the Marion S. Lewis athletic award.
In 1995, he obtained his B.S. in Business Administration with a magna cum laude from The Citadel. After college graduation, Carter worked for a year in Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. as a Legislative Correspondent and Assistant to Congressman Tom Latham of the Iowa-4th District.
In 1996, Carter was admitted Cumberland Law School at Samford University where he earned his J.D. Degree in 1999. During his time Cumberland, he was the recipient of the Scholar of Merit Award in the subject of Evidence and was selected in the Dean’s List for several times. After passing the bar exam in 1999, Carter was licensed to practice law in the State of Alabama.
Since he began legal practice, Carter solely provides representation to clients in the areas of civil litigation such as industrial/construction accidents, truck and automobile accidents, worker’s compensation, defective products, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, premises liability, fraud, bad faith and medical malpractice,.
Carter is strongly passionate and extensively experienced in representing clients who have suffered severe burns and/or scald injuries from the negligence and recklessness of others. He was appointed by a U.S. District Court Judge in March 2010 in the Southern District.